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Old 02-05-2017, 23:13   #16
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Re: one big ship vs three little ones?

And BTW, ain't any of those vessels "ships".


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Old 06-05-2017, 12:49   #17
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Re: one big ship vs three little ones?

Originally Posted by hamburking View Post
Most ongoing fixed costs are "by the foot"...dock fees, haulout, survey, paint, winter storage...all "by the foot".

So instead of paying for 32 feet (one boat), you would pay for maybe 75 feet (3 boats). That is no saving.

However, it might be fun to have a fleet (finally someone to talk to on the VHF)...provided each group buys their own boat and pays their own costs. Or maybe have a big boat and one little boat as a "guest bedroom"?
Yes +1, i was thinking the footage also and 3xsystems.
My boats in different states creates issues exponentially,lol.
For instance,, old friend calls a couple days ago. When you coming north?
Your boats in the way of wifes garden project.but his adjacent two rotting wooden sailboats and fleet of derelict vehicles is not. But mine is on trailer with good inflated tires,lol. I say well move it in the field with the horses and let them polish it till i get there. He says it too wet, i said sail it then he says wife not laughing. So im thinking how would your boys like a sailboat? He says have two. I say but mine floats.
Ah this half the post should be elsewhere in a maintenance thread....

There ya go, and when ya got there, there ya are !
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